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HMRC internal manual

Money Laundering Regulations: Registration

Introduction: The Scope of this guidance

This guidance is effective from 26 June 2017 and replaces the guidance for the 2007 Money Laundering Regulations (MLR 2007). The 2007 Regulations were revoked with effect from 26 June 2017.

It is intended to provide information and advice about the principles and good practice that should be applied by HMRC staff involved in registration under the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 referred to as MLR 2017.

This guidance explains which business must register under the Money Laundering Regulations (MLR), when they must apply, and how we keep the register up to date. It should be read together with the Registration Guidance. 

This guidance is aimed primarily at HMRC staff and should not be relied upon by businesses that are supervised by us, to help them comply with the requirements of the Regulations. The guidance businesses should follow is contained in the Registration Guidance and for Accountancy Service Providers, the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) guidance.

Overall responsibility for this guidance lies with The Anti Money Laundering Supervision Policy Team. The AMLS Policy Team is responsible for maintaining, defending and developing policy for the Money Laundering Regulations.

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